Sustainability

Is there such a thing as climate-neutral travel?

08.03.2017

Is there such a thing as climate-neutral travel?

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be able to travel anywhere in the world using any means of transport we liked without harming the climate? Is this a realistic proposal and, if so, how would it work? Are carbon offsets a genuine way of tackling climate...  >>


Helpful suggestions for your trips to developing or emerging countries

08.03.2017

Helpful suggestions for your trips to developing or emerging countries

By preparing your travels thoroughly and making socially responsible and ecologically sensitive choices you are moving towards a holiday that will become an unforgettable experience for you as well as for the people hosting you. >>


Sustainable and development-friendly

06.02.2017

Sustainable and development-friendly

Tourism is a beacon of hope nearly all over the world. It provides 240 million jobs internationally, is the most important source of foreign exchange for one in three developing countries and seems to have unlimited growth potential. The question,...  >>


When migrants send money home

30.01.2017

When migrants send money home

Did you know that migrants all over the world send three times as much money home to their families than is spent worldwide on development aid? For an overview of the most important facts on the subject of private money transfers, see our...  >>


The CCP “Refugees and Migration” improves work with refugees across borders

15.12.2016

The CCP “Refugees and Migration” improves work with refugees across borders

The inflow of refugees to Germany has slowed. But that doesn’t mean that there are no refugees anymore. Some of those who are committed to looking after refugees have taken part in the CrossCulture Programme “Refugees and Migration”. >>


Migraflix: Learning from immigrants

14.11.2016

Migraflix: Learning from immigrants

Cuisine, drumming, calligraphy: Brazilians can learn all of this from low-income expats. The platform Migraflix organizes courses with a view to integrate immigrants into the local society and labor market. >>


Health Apps in Uganda

11.10.2016

Health Apps in Uganda

Uganda’s tech industry is booming – young entrepreneurs, programmers and hackers are meeting the needs of the population for easy-to-use, fast and accessible information and consultation. But funding can still be challenging. >>


Education for Social Cohesion

06.09.2016

Education for Social Cohesion

How does the level of education influence a society’s cohesion? Manuel Heckel and Salma Abdelrahman (University of Stuttgart) investigated this question with regard to Sri Lankan society and won the first prize of the GIZ University Initiative...  >>


The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning

10.08.2016

The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning

The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning supports the idea that people should never stop learning. Director Arne Carlsen talks about the challenges and goals. >>


Gender equality: Education for everyone?

27.06.2016

Gender equality: Education for everyone?

Education for girls is the “most effective single investment that a developing country can make”, writes the World Bank. Messages we received from our members show that some African countries are heeding this advice. But there is still a long way to...  >>


Alumniportal at the Global Media Forum 2014

03.07.2014

Alumniportal at the Global Media Forum 2014

On June 30th 2014, the 6th Deutsche Welle’s Global Media Forum opened its doors. For three days, 2,300 guests from 120 countries discussed issues surrounding the topic of this year’s conference, "From Information to Participation – Challenges for the...  >>


Fantastic plastic? The fate of the plastic bag

27.07.2011

Fantastic plastic? The fate of the plastic bag

Plastic has become integral to our everyday lives: car components, modern medical equipment and toy parts are all made of plastic. And then there is the plastic bag to help us carry home our shopping from the supermarket. >>


GIZ supports business ventures around the globe

03.06.2012

GIZ supports business ventures around the globe

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für International Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) promotes development partnerships between private enterprise and development cooperation through projects like the ‘Grey water recycling’ project in Jordan. >>


Sustainable tourism as an economic driver

24.05.2012

Sustainable tourism as an economic driver

The gentler form of tourism, often known as ‘ecotourism’ or ‘sustainable tourism’, can also generate economic growth in more remote places without doing too much damage to nature and the environment. >>


The human body as an alternative energy source: human electricity

25.06.2012

The human body as an alternative energy source: human electricity

Global demand for energy is increasing all the time, but sources of natural energy are dwindling. One obvious solution is to use the human body as an alternative energy source. >>


Remittances – an economic and development policy factor

25.01.2017

Remittances – an economic and development policy factor

Money transfers by migrants to their families back home were long seen as a private matter. Yet in many recipient countries, these remittances have a major economic impact. >>


Megacities without slums

03.09.2012

Megacities without slums

Wherever people have to live in impoverished urban areas, there is a lack of political will to integrate migrants from rural areas. To house and feed them in a manner that maintains their dignity is primarily a matter of 'urban planning'. >>


How transparent is the raw materials trade?

17.10.2012

How transparent is the raw materials trade?

To prevent corruption and inhumane working conditions, greater transparency in the international raw materials trade should make companies more accountable and ensure greater certainty for consumers. >>


The Better Cotton Initiative

30.08.2011

The Better Cotton Initiative

With the Better Cotton Initiative, business enterprises like Adidas and H&M want to encourage more sustainable cotton production. >>


Green logistics

07.12.2011

Green logistics

Everyone’s talking about climate change, with most emphasis placed on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. In particular, the high-emissions transport and logistics sector is experiencing changes. With its GOGREEN programme, >>


Social entrepreneurship

22.11.2012

Social entrepreneurship

Traditional entrepreneurship tends to be about businesses serving their own interests. Social entrepreneurship proves that there is an alternative way to do things. >>


Microcredit for small business start-ups

07.12.2011

Microcredit for small business start-ups

It’s rare for industrial countries to copy business models from developing countries. Yet Muhammad Yunus’s idea of lending poor people the money to set up their own small businesses has swept the world. Recently, however, the microcredit system has...  >>


Upcycling – a new trend for green fashion

10.12.2012

Upcycling – a new trend for green fashion

Designer Philippe Werhahn creates new clothing from old textiles, making him one of the pioneers of upcycling in Germany. >>


Sustainable fishing helps preserve fish stocks

11.01.2013

Sustainable fishing helps preserve fish stocks

According to scientists and environmental associations, many stocks have been overfished, calling for a radical shift towards sustainable fishing. >>


Sustainable communications and information technology

27.02.2013

Sustainable communications and information technology

Information technology is becoming sustainable. Green IT is the latest buzzword being promoted by computer manufacturers with the aim of making communication greener. >>